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Broward Health Mentor-led Mural Opportunity
https://bfabroward.org/

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Contact Email: lpratico@bfabroward.org

Entry Deadline: 7/31/24
Days remaining to deadline: 7
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Florida

Call to emerging mural artists: Paid Public Art Mentorship Opportunity 

 

Opportunity 

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) in partnership with Broward Health with funding provided by, The Wayne and Lucretia Weiner Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, The Cathy and James Donnelly Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward and Crown Residential, is offering a new opportunity for five South Florida based emerging mural artists to be led by a professional artist in creating a mural for Broward Health, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Mural artists require training and experience to transition from small paintings to large scale work and often struggle with applying for public art commissions and building their portfolio. Through this mentorship, each of the five selected emerging artists will receive: 

Hands on experience in designing, scaling, and painting large scale murals. 

Mentorship and guidance from an established arts professional. 

Up to $5,000. stipend per artist for a maximum of 100 painting hours ($50 per hr.) 

$30. per day lunch stipend. 

Each artists’ general liability ins. coverage will be included. ($200-$300 value) 

Artists’ names will be included on the mural, and artists may take appropriate ownership of the project. 

Artists will be included in a documentary style presentation of the mural creation and the mural process, to educate and promote future artists. 

Team zoom meetings to review creating a proposal, applying for insurance, best practices, pricing, creating a budget, selecting materials and anti-graffiti coatings. 

Continued career support available after the completion of this project. 

 

BFA is a not-for-profit organization that educates the business community about the importance of Broward County’s art and cultural community and engages them in building connections between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. 

 

Broward Health’s mission is to provide quality health care to the people they serve and support the needs of all physicians and employees. 

 

 

The mural will be on a highly visible wall at the intersections of Andrews Ave and 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. The lead artist, Lori Pratico, will design the mural's overall look and have final say in its design and execution. The final design will be pre-approved by Broward Health. Selected artists will have the opportunity to add their style to designated sections of the mural at the lead artist's sole discretion. 

 

Meet the Mentor 

Lori Pratico is a professional artist who has been working in the arts industry for over 35 years. She started her arts career in Philadelphia as a billboard painter and has executed over 100 murals in 16 states. Her specialties include community engagement, hand lettering and surface design. Her work can be viewed at www.loripratico.com 

Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants: 

Artist must be 18 years or older at the time of submission.  

Artists must submit through the CaFE website: Here is how: https://www.callforentry.org/artist-help-cafe/how-to-apply-artists/ 

Artists must be based in the South Florida area and have transportation to the mural. 

Artists should have completed 1-5 murals or large artworks 

Artists must submit 8-10 images of current work (can be artwork that is not a mural) 

Artists must submit a written letter of interest. 

Artists must be able to work outside during September 2024 for at least 70 hours (about 10 days) and maximum 100 hours (about 15 days) on site painting, based on 7-7.5 hours per day in September, 5-7 days per week consecutively weather permitting*.  

*If rain delays or hurricane delays occur, the project could extend into October 2024. 

Information Session 

An information session for interested applicants will be held via zoom on June 28, 2024. Participants will learn about the opportunity, application process, and may ask questions. To register for the session, please email lpratico@bfabroward.org 

 

Program Timeline 

Phase 1 – Artist Selection 

Call to Artists released: June 10, 2024 

Virtual Information Session: June 28, 2024 

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2024 

Artist notifications: August 8, 2024 

Phase 2 – Mentorship 

Selected artists will: 

Meet via zoom to review the project, requirements, and answer questions: August 12, 2024  

Meet via zoom, info session about beginning the mural process.  

August 26, 2024 

Begin on-site mural installation TBD (fall 2024). 

Work at least 70 hours and maximum 100 hours on site painting, based on 7-7.5 hours per day. We will work 5-7 days per week consecutively weather permitting. 

How to Apply 

1. All applicants must apply through the CaFE call to artists website and include: 

  Letter of interest that includes the following: 
◦ Tell us about yourself. 
◦ Tell us about your art practice to date. What themes do you notice? What materials do you use? 
◦ Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity or pursuing an art career creating murals. 

 2. Images of your original artwork from a minimum of eight (8) maximum of (10). 

For questions, please contact: 
Lori Pratico lpratico@bfabroward.org 

Application Requirements

Artists must submit 8-10 images of current work (can be artwork that is not a mural) 

Artists must submit a written letter of interest. 

Eligibility Criteria

Artist must be 18 years or older at the time of submission.  

Artists must submit through the CaFE website: Here is how: https://www.callforentry.org/artist-help-cafe/how-to-apply-artists/ 

Artists must be based in the South Florida area and have transportation to the mural. 

Artists should have completed 1-5 murals or large artworks 

Artists must submit 8-10 images of current work (can be artwork that is not a mural) 

Artists must submit a written letter of interest. 

Artists must be able to work outside date TBD for at least 70 hours (about 10 days) and maximum 100 hours (about 15 days) on site painting, based on 7-7.5 hours per day, 5-7 days per week consecutively weather permitting*.  

*We are projecting to start in the fall If rain delays or hurricane delays occur, the project could be extended to a longer length of time. 

All applicants must apply through the CaFE call to artists website and include: 

  Letter of interest (maximum one page) that includes the following: 
◦ Tell us about yourself. 
◦ Tell us about your art practice to date. What themes do you notice? What materials do you use? 
◦ Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity or pursuing an art career creating murals. 

 2. Images of your original artwork from a minimum of eight (8) maximum of (10).